Getting a Bin
Blue recycling bins are available from City Hall. The best way to get a bin is to fill out an on line request form at http://troyny.gov/OnlineServices/recyclebin.aspx. You could also try calling the DPW Dispatcher: 270-4579 or the Solid Waste Management Office: 279-7161.
What what can go in single stream?
All plastics except styrofoam, thin film, and plastic bags can be put into single stream recycling bins. For plastic bag and film recycling see plasticfilmrecycling.org
Almost any metal can be recycled in single stream recycling, but large scrap metal should be brought to a scrap yard.
Any paper products can be processed in single stream recycling, but it is important to keep grease & food off of it.
Any paper products can be processed in single stream recycling, but it is important to keep grease & food off of it, so no Pizza boxes!
Any color glass containers are allowed in single stream recycling, but panes, dishes, lights, or shards are not accepted.
City of Troy Recycling Page (For collection schedules, holidays, etc.)
The Ultimate Plastic Breakdown (For more detail on the types of plastics)